County, Town Officials Meet With Levittown Resident on Turning Lane Issue
On a chilly Monday afternoon longtime Levittown resident Arnold Johnson finally had his chance to be heard.
Nine Period School Day, New External Auditor Discussed at Levittown BOE Meeting
Business began with Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Robert Davis presenting the board with a report of a possible nine period day at the high schools. Currently, classes run for 47 minutes, however, in order to fit in nine periods per day, classes would be shortened to 42 minutes. Davis said 42 minutes is a typical period in Nassau County. Davis outlined the positive points of this notion, such as offering more electives to students. Davis also spoke about adding such electives as Introduction to Broadcasting, Ethics and Philosophy, Math Research and Digital Media. A nine period day would allow the high schools to increase the graduation requirement.
Island Trees High School Athletics
The Island Trees Varsity Wrestling team defeated Glen Cove 41-24. The Bulldogs started off strong and never looked back, winning eight of 13 weight classes. On Saturday, Jan. 8, the Bulldogs took third place in the prestigious Ted Petersen Tournament held at the Island Trees High School. The team had four wrestlers in the finals. Freshman Tom Willoughby and junior Joe Cusker won championships. Joe Cusker was also awarded the most pins in the least amount of time. Senior Mike Cama became the first wrestler to reach 100 wins since 1988. Other place winners in the tournament were Juan Marin (third), Dan Eberlein (third), Kris Kellam (second) and Mike Cama (second).
LAC is still accepting registration forms for the 2005 season starting in April. Any girls in second-grade through twelfth-grade that are interested should go to Northside School, Pelican Road Levittown, on Saturday, Feb. 5 or Feb. 12 from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be a final night on Friday, Feb. 18 at the Island Trees Middle School, Wantagh Avenue, Levittown from 6-9 p.m. These are the dates of our three free softball clinics, and only registered players are allowed to participate, due to insurance. Girls only need sneakers and gloves for the clinics. For additional information call Joel Bearman at 731-1454.
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